May 26, 2016

Baylor fires Art Briles over criminal coverups: Details are still a bit thin but apparently Coach Briles protected multiple players on his Baylor football team from sexual assault cases. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is now just Chancellor, athletic director Ian McCaw has been sanctioned and placed on probation but Briles' assistant coaches all remain in place, at least for now, including Kendall Briles. The details are nauseating so I'll leave them out of the post.

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 01:39 PM - 2 comments

So, keeping it in a strictly sportsian context, will the NCAA have anything to say about this? They more or less abdicated their moral-arbiter-off-the-field role after Penn State, but could they twist this into "These players should have been eligible and therefore you lose X wins and suffer Y sanctions"?

posted by Etrigan at 01:27 PM on May 27

If they do, Baylor had better retrofit that new $266M riverfront stadium to host women's basketball games.

As an Baylor grad (2001, long before their football program had any relevance whatsoever), I probably have a lot more to say about this, but I'm still sort of in shock (even though I knew this had been coming for a few weeks). It's awfully disgusting, though.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:14 PM on May 27

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